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Migration by location

Between 2006 and 2011, the LGA with the highest net migration to the City of Canning (+149) was from Victoria Park (T), whilst the highest net loss (-2,024) was to Gosnells (C).

Understanding where the City of Canning's current residents have moved from helps in predicting future mobility patterns and demographic change. Understanding where the City of Canning's residents are moving to indicates areas of population growth and informs possible strategies to retain and attract residents.

Generally, areas of new housing growth attract residents from established areas, especially young couples and families. Coastal communities attract retirees and people seeking a lifestyle change, while inner city areas and areas near universities attract young adults. These are broad demographic trends, while local demographic factors also have a major impact on population movement.

The City of Canning's migration data below provides a summary of where current residents lived five years prior to the last Census. The top ten local government areas of population movement are ranked, based on net change - that is, the difference between those who moved in and those who moved out. The areas with the greatest net change (gain or loss) to a particular area may not necessarily be those with the greatest population exchange.

Derived from the Census questions:

'Where does the person usually live?' and 'Where did the person usually live five years ago (at 9 August 2006)'.

Migration into and out of the area, 2006 to 2011
City of Canning
Migration summaryNumber
Current residents who moved at least once between 2006 and 201133,965
Residents who had moved within the City of Canning 6,625
Migration from other parts of Western Australia11,864
Migration to other parts of Western Australia17,072
Net Migration from other parts of Western Australia-5,208
Migration from other parts of Australia2,126
Migration to other parts of Australia2,141
Net Migration from other parts of Australia-6
Migration from other countries12,931
Migration to other countries--
Net Migration from other countries--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Migration between the area and other States/Territories
City of Canning
State / TerritoryIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
New South Wales673486187
Victoria606712-106
Queensland421497-76
South Australia1771761
Western Australia11,86417,072-5,208
Tasmania75105-30
Northern Territory1088919
Australian Capital Territory6667-1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing , 2011 (Usual Residence Data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Top 10 LGAs ranked by net loss to the area
City of Canning
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Gosnells (C)1,9103,934-2,024
Armadale (C)3201,471-1,151
Cockburn (C)5171,277-760
Rockingham (C)174546-372
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)66305-239
Mandurah (C)153381-228
Kwinana (T)100306-206
Kalamunda (S)350535-185
Stirling (C)516694-178
Wanneroo (C)167293-126

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing , 2011 (Usual Residence Data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Top 10 LGAs ranked by net gain to the area
City of Canning
LGAIn migrationOut migrationNet migration
Victoria Park (T)992843+149
South Perth (C)972830+142
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)16886+82
Geraldton-Greenough (C)12157+64
Greater Geraldton12160+61
Albany (C)12484+40
Esperance (S)6728+39
Bunbury (C)10470+34
Subiaco (C)8355+28
Rockdale (C)303+27

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing , 2011 (Usual Residence Data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

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